MSc Advanced Professional Practice modules for the School of Health Professions

This page will tell you everything you need to know about the module and award choices associated with the MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme and it's various pathways within the School of Health Professions.

All pathways of the programme offer three exit awards:

Postgraduate certificate

You can choose the award of postgraduate certificate at the end of stage one of any pathway of the programme as long as you have earned 60 credits, made up of one core module - applying evidence to practice - and two pathway specific or optional modules (depending on the pathway chosen). 

Postgraduate diploma

You can choose the award of postgraduate diploma at the end of stage two of any pathway of the programme as long as you have earned 120 credits. 40 credits of these will be made up from two core modules - applying evidence to practice and Project design for research. If the programme is being taken on a part time basis, applying evidence to practice must be taken in Year 1 and Project design for research must be taken prior to applying for the dissertation module.

Master of science (MSc) award

To earn a full masters degree, you must earn 180 credits over three stages of the programme. The MSc Advanced Professional Practice Research Dissertation module is a core module for all pathways of the programme and worth 60 credits.

Pathway specific and optional modules

The modules that you choose to take at each stage will depend on whether you would like to achieve the generic MSc Advanced Professional Practice award or one of the specialised pathways within the School of Health Professions - please see the information below to find out which modules are linked to which pathway.

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Modules associated with MSc Advanced Professional Practice programmes

The modules listed here are associated with one, some or all pathways of our MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme within the School of Health Professions. Some of these modules are considered pathway specific for some pathways and optional for others. For further information on which modules make up the various pathways please visit the programme webpages via the gallery below.

ADV703 – Occupation as the focus of contemporary practice

ADV709 – Injection therapy for health professionals (Corticosteroid)

ADV710 – Pathomechanics and rehabilitation of gait and balance

ADV712 – Supported independent study

ADV720 – Dietetic management of inherited metabolic disorders

ADV726 – Assessing adult learners in their practice

ADV727 – Supporting adult learners in professional practice settings

ADV729 – Critical care management - Airway, breathing and circulation

ADV730 – Critical care management - Neurological, environmental and special patient groups

ADV732 – Advanced clinical reasoning for the critical care patient

ADV733 – Retrieval and transfer of a critical care patient within special situations

ADV735 – Advancing the management of long term conditions 

ADV739 – Rehabilitation: Cognition, perception and behaviour

ADV740 – Enhancing practice in chronic pulmonary conditions

ADV741 – Nutrition and dietetics in infancy and childhood

ADV742 – Nutrition and dietetics in common paediatric disorders

ADV743 – Clinical dietetics for infants and children

ADV744 – Neonatal nutrition

ADV746 – Children, young people and their families and the legal process

ADV749 – Dietetic practice: Supported study

ADV750  Occupational Therapy practice: Supported study

ADV751 – Physiotherapy practice: Supported study

ADV752 – Social Work practice: Supported study

ADV755 Application of law and policy in safeguarding adults

ADV756 Advanced critical reflection, risk and decision making

ADV758 Supporting the needs of the frail older person

ADV759 – International perspectives and practice requirements for health and social care practitioners

ADV762 Recognition and reduction of risk to the lower limb in the patient with diabetes

ADV765 – The ageing person: Society, body and mind

ADV766 – Innovation in an ever changing marketplace – entrepreneurship for health and social care professionals

ADV767 – Advanced clinical reasoning in musculoskeletal conditions

ADV768 – Clinical assessment and management in neurology

MSc Advanced Professional Practice modules with the School of Nursing and Midwifery

The School of Nursing and Midwifery also offers a number of optional modules which you may be able to use towards your chosen award with the School of Health Professions.

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